Editorial: At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

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Editorial: At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver new services and features that I appreciate. However, as the Internet of Things expands from a few linked ...

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Telltales

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 1998

A "telltale" reveals or discloses something. On a sailboat, telltales indicate the trim of the sails. In a home, telltales are clues that provide useful information about its energy performance or the quality of its indoor environment. [continue reading]

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The True Test Is in the Real World

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1998

In this issue of Home Energy, you'll find several articles and news briefs describing scientific studies of the energy performance of various technologies. [continue reading]

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Why Solar Roofs?

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1998

One element of President Clinton's climate change program is installing one million solar collectors on the roofs of American homes. [continue reading]

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The Other Side of the Meter

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1998

Home Energy traditionally reports on innovations on the customer side of the meter--how customers use and conserve energy. We generally ignore events on the utility side--that complex organization which generates, transmits, and distributes energy to homes. [continue reading]

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European Appliance Technology Marches Onward

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1998

This issue contains an article about the annual European appliance exhibition, Domotechnica, which attracts an international collection of manufacturers displaying their latest products and concepts. [continue reading]

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Health, Safety, and the House as a System

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1997

It's become fashionable to talk about the house as a system. Is this just another expression that impresses customers and helps building performance experts sell their services? [continue reading]

Energy Code Enforcement is Part of the Foundation

Caitriona Cooke

Energy Code Enforcement is Part of the Foundation

Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

Shawna Henderson

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...

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